Cuba Reviews National Biodiversity Strategy

Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The National Biodiversity Strategy of Cuba and its action plan is being reviewed at a workshop taking place from today to Thursday, March 26, in Havana.

The meeting, coordinated by the Institute of Ecology and Systematics (IES), is part of a project of the World Environment Program and the UN Development Program, and seeks to review and reach consensus on actions and proposals by experts from all Cuban provinces.

The international projects (Sabana-Camagüey, Invading Exotic Species, Connecting Mountain Landscapes, southern archipelagos, Biological Caribbean Corridor, Reduction of environmental vulnerability), integrated experiences to the National Strategy, will be also presented during the working sessions.

IES expert Daysi Vilamajo told Prensa Latina that the workshop intends to build a document that reflects the country’s biodiversity, and how to deal the issue with media.

Journalists and communicators, who will encourage the design of actions with their contributions and experiences, will also attend, Vilamajo stated.

The National Biodiversity Strategy and the Action Plan of the Republic of Cuba are based on three basic pillars: learn, preserve and use in a sustainable way biodiversity, and has, among other things, main directors, goals and objectives, and diagnosis.

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